Headlines from China: Filmmaker Wong Jing Raged at Video Platforms at Hong Kong FilMart

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After listening to presentations by executives from iQiyi and Qi Shu Youyu, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing was full of rage and accused the platforms of streaming web films that employed Hong Kong film IPs without permission. Read More

China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

China’s Movie Makers Are Leveraging iQiyi’s Data to Make the Next Blockbuster

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Access to audience data is transforming the film industry in China. As leading online video platform iQiyi announced its $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO filing, we spoke to screenwriters and producers who work with iQiyi to understand the changes to the industry. Read More

Video Streaming Site Youku Sues Toutiao for Illegally Distributing Wolf Warriors 2

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Youku, a leading video streaming service owned by Alibaba, is suing online content aggregator Toutiao (in Chinese) and video platform Yuncheng Sunshine Media (our translation; 运城阳光传媒 in Chinese) for distributing the movie Wolf Warriors 2. Read More

Headlines from China: Indian-Chinese Co-production Makes Economic Sense Says Chinese Official

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After "Dangal" became a smash hit last year, "Secret Superstar" blazes new trail for Indian cinema in China as the first revenue-sharing import. What’s on the horizon is the first Indian-Chinese co-production "The Zookeeper," which will be directed by the director of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" Kabir Khan. Read More

YY’s E-sports Video Streaming Arm Huya Files for US IPO

 /  Game  / 
Chinese live streaming company YY is planning to spin off its gaming streaming unit Huya for an independent IPO. The company has submitted a draft registration statement on a confidential basis to the US Securities and Exchange Committee for a possible listing in the US market. Read More

iQiyi Reveals User Numbers and Net Loss Since Inception in IPO Filing

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iQiyi (爱奇艺), the Chinese entertainment company famous for its video streaming service filed for an initial public offering in the US. In the filing, iQiyi stated that “We have had a net loss since its inception and may continue to suffer losses in the future.” Read More

Headlines from China: Six Facts About China’s Small-Town Moviegoers

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100 youngsters from small-town China have been interviewed about their favorite movies and moviegoing habits, and here are the findings. Read More

China Moves against Anime on Streaming Sites

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The Ministry of Culture has begun investigating platforms that post inappropriate anime videos on the internet. The clean-up aims to protect underage children from anime videos that are deemed too bloody and violent. This time, the crackdown seems to direct toward mainstream online video platforms like iQiyi. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Government Selects 5000 Cinemas  to Screen Propaganda Content 

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China's media regulator will select 5000 movie theaters across the country to form a "People's Cinema Line," according to a recent statement from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT). Read More